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Sample photos: Canon PowerShot A2100 IS

Photos taken using the 12-megapixel Canon PowerShot A2100 IS.

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As is the norm for this class of cameras, the A2100 IS shines at ISO sensitivities below ISO 200. Though there is some graininess/noise at all ISOs, it becomes readily noticeable at ISO 400, but for the most part detail remains good. Actually, you can get up to ISO 800 and still have a usable photo at smaller sizes, as long as you're OK with the reduced detail and clarity.
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Purple fringing is common in this type of shot, and while it seems like a lot is produced by the A2100, it is actually average for compact digital cameras. Certainly at its sub-$250 price point.
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Some pretty obvious barrel distortion on the left side at the A2100's widest setting.
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The A2100 has reasonably good center sharpness. The camera's Auto ISO selected ISO 160 for this shot, keeping fine details intact.
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Taken at ISO 160 using the camera's Smart Auto feature. It's a little softer off-center, but detail is good and the extra resolution comes in handy for cropping in to see the pollen collected on this insect's abdomen.
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Color is uniformly excellent from the A2100 IS.

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